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Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story (2012)

Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story

Overview


Genre

Documentary

Release Date

April 25, 2012 (Limited)

Duration

90 min.

Studio

Tribeca Films

Cast and Crew


Director

Raymond De Felitta

Producer

David Zellerford

Starring

  • Frank De Felitta
  • Hodding Carter III
  • Yvette Johnson
  • Leroy Jones
  • Governor William Winter
  • Senator David Jordan

Story


The changing times in Mississippi that featured Booker Wright - an African-American waiter who worked in a "whites only" restaurant. Booker went on national television and exploded the myth of who he was and his position serving the white community. 46 years later, Frank's son, director Raymond De Felitta (CITY ISLAND, TWO FAMILY HOUSE), documents a journey into the past and current-day Mississippi with Booker's granddaughter, in search of who Booker Wright was, the intricacies surrounding his courageous life and untimely murder, and the role Frank De Felitta's documentary may have played in it.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..this fascinating, must-see docu, skedded to open later this month in limited release and VOD, should travel far..”
by Ronnie Scheib [Variety]